We recently took a really amazing homeschool field trip to the Crayola Experience in Orlando, Florida. We had a fantastic time! There is so much to see, a lot of creative activities, and a ton of learning opportunities too.
The Crayola Experience is a field trip that’s filled with opportunities for creativity and exploration. Kids can learn about art techniques, cool new technology, and build critical thinking skills while they play and explore inside the two story football field sized world at Crayola Experience.
Keep reading to discover our favorite activities at the Crayola Experience. Plus, get ideas for fun things to do before and after your field trip.
Why You Should Do a Crayola Experience Field Trip
The Crayola Experience makes a perfect homeschool field trip for curious and creative children. We recently visited the Orlando, Florida location and it did not disappoint. There are tons of hands-on learning opportunities for homeschoolers! Check out some of the subjects your kids can explore and learn about:
Art at The Crayola Experience
Homeschoolers can learn about art at the Crayola Experience through lots of creative hands-on projects and activities designed to expose kids to a variety of techniques and mixed media creations. Here are a few of the art activities I think you’ll love:
- Modeling Madness: Kids can explore sculpture by constructing their very own imaginative creations with Crayola’s fluffy Model Magic compound.
- You Design: Kids can learn about digital art as they design, scan, and digitally create a fashion outfit or car on screen.
- Drip Art: Kids get to make their own melted crayon art piece.
History at The Crayola Experience
Learning about crayons isn’t just an opportunity to explore art though. There are lots of ways to incorporate history as you explore the Crayola Experience in Orlando too.
Check out some of the cool exhibits that explain how crayons are made in the Crayola factory, wrap your very own personalized crayon, and learn about the history of crayons with these exhibits and activities:
- Wrap It Up: Kids can make their very own custom crayons and wrap them in personalized paper in this hands-on experience.
- Crayon Factory Theatre: See how crayons are made in the Crayola factory live show. It’s a great opportunity for kids to learn about manufacturing and crayon history too.
- Outside the Box: Kids can be a part of making history in this fun exhibit where they get to product test cool new ideas from Crayola.
To incorporate even more crayon history in this creative field trip with your homeschoolers, check out my unit study all about Edwin Binney. Binney is the inventor of crayons and he’s a fascinating guy for homeschoolers to learn about.
STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. At Crayola Experience, there are all kinds of exciting STEAM activities and projects for your homeschoolers to explore during their field trip. Check out some of our favorites:
- Giant Light Board: Light boards are a fun way to explore lessons in the science of light and art concepts too. Your homeschoolers will love learning about light with this life size version.
- Melt & Mold: Homeschoolers can explore states of matter, thermal energy, and chemical reactions as they melt crayons to create unique and colorful masterpieces.
- Adventure Lab: Kids build critical thinking skills in this Crayola Experience activity as they work to solve this hands-on puzzler.
Sparking Interest before the Homeschool Field Trip
There are lots of fun ways you can encourage your homeschoolers to get excited about an upcoming field trip to the Crayola Experience. I like to read related books aloud together before the field trip. Fun read alouds like Harold and the Purple Crayon and The Day the Crayons Quit are a great way to get even young kids excited to learn all about crayons.
You can even learn more about the inventor of Crayola crayons, Edwin Binney, in my unit study before your trip. The Crayola Man unit study is free and filled with fun activities like these:
- Crayon themed read alouds for kids of all ages
- Custom coloring pages
- Pinterest activity board and Youtube playlist
- Edwin Binney Biography Organizer
- Alphabet of Color activity
- Create Your Own Crayon Activity
Crayola has lots of fun lesson plans available online for homeschoolers to explore and learn about crayons in new ways. These plans are a great way to incorporate lots of different subjects like math, science, geography, and literature.
The Best Attractions at The Crayola Experience
The Crayola Experience is a fun homeschool field trip filled with lots of activities and exhibits your kids can learn from. With all the things to explore, you might be wondering what activities we liked the best. You can definitely spend a half day to a whole day exploring all there is at Crayola Experience, but if you are pressed for time, here’s what you don’t want to miss:
Emily’s Don’t Miss Crayola Attraction
Our daughter Emily loved all the creative craft activities available at Crayola Experience. There’s a lot to do if your homeschooler is an art lover! The Drip Art activity was Emily’s absolute favorite activity. She also loved the Melt & Mold activity.
Jessica’s Don’t Miss Crayola Attraction
My favorite is the Crayon Factory Show. It was so interesting to see how crayons are made in person! There’s definitely a lot to learn in that show. I also really liked seeing Bluetiful, the world’s largest crayon. It’s SO BIG!
Kevin’s Don’t Miss Crayola Attraction
Kevin’s favorite is The Paper Show. During this activity, kids can color, decorate, and build their own paper objects and animals. Then, put them on stage and watch them dance. It’s fascinating!
Experience Crayola Virtually with Home Adventure Kits
If you can’t travel to Crayola Experience, there are still fun ways you can learn about and explore crayons at home. In addition to my mini unit study, check out the home adventure kits available from Crayola Experience online.
These kits are filled with activities and cool Crayola tools and materials. They include videos and stories for exploring Crayola and the Crayola Experience virtually for your homeschoolers while still having fun with hands-on activities too.
I hope after reading all about our adventurous field trip at the Crayola Experience in Orlando, Florida you’re excited about all the fun opportunities to learn about crayons and art with Crayola.
Tell me all about your creative art activity plans for this year in the comment section. I can’t wait to read about what you’re planning and try some of your awesome ideas with Emily too!